Well, to start, interminable. "We're definitely threatened. We're on the road for Game 1, we've never felt that".
The Celtics have been dealing with injuries all season long, but as the first two series have shown, Boston is doing just fine without Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward in it's lineup.
The Rockets big man has averaged 12.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game, including a ridiculous 3.6 blocks over a five-game span in the second round.
"It's a must that you have to have (someone like him) against Golden State or they're going to get you", he said. We're ready. They have to be ready for us as well.
The comments made some waves then, and the quote has gotten some new run over this period where we all had to watch baseball or the hockey playoffs or golf.
"I like where we are", Kerr said.
"We were the best team in the league all year but that's not our goal".
OAKLAND, Calif. - When the Golden State Warriors secured their matchup with the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference finals, they immediately found themselves in unfamiliar territory: without home-court advantage.
If these numbers hold true in this series, the Rockets should wind up heading to the NBA Finals. He was as instrumental as anyone in helping Houston win the last series against the Jazz, pouring in 41 points on 13-of-22 shooting with an absurd eight 3-pointer makes on 10 attempts.
The upcoming matchup between the Warriors and Rockets is one of the most anticipated Conference Finals in National Basketball Association history. That's a good position to be in. "We seem to be at our best when we are threatened".
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She also claimed Kris was less than honest about how much she knew about Caitlyn's desire to transition. Things are just as they are, ' Khloe responded.
But for a team that's been to three consecutive Finals, it would take a new challenge to resurrect their enthusiasm to perform at a high level.
Reading a bit further between the lines: I don't think the Warriors are all too impressed with this Rockets team. That second-round number of 24.6 points is what should be circled, as the Rockets are really good with both Harden and Paul scoring the ball.
A road game to start the Western Conference Finals against one of the best teams they've ever faced in the playoffs?
"You wanted us. You got us", said outspoken Golden State forward Draymond Green. Everything else is noise. Now they begin the series in Houston, which was so unusual to the Warriors that some players reportedly booked the wrong plane tickets for family members. There are a lot of caveats and qualifiers in those comments. Now, they get what they've been asking for. "You kind of forget that feeling".
Missing it would at least be a viable excuse.
Chris Paul was outshined by Curry once again.
"He's at home, watching games and calling me", Harden, the presumptive league MVP said Sunday. To me, the hardest championship is the first one, as an individual player and as a team, because you don't know - you don't quite know - if you can do it.
That would be an incorrect presumption. They have a former Defensive Player of the Year who is the most versatile defender since Kevin Garnett. "We gotta continue to defend".
"You go in there and just play", Iguodala said. "We just gotta go hoop". But none of the three games were played with both teams at full strength. That doesn't happen all that often.